Disclaimer: I actually started this post last week. I didn’t get around to posting this because of a family emergency. Don’t worry. All is well now.
If idle hands are the devil’s instruments, than I should be very close to God right now. I have been toiling on this particular invite suite for over a week. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive projects I’ve taken on. The order was for 200 invites – designed, printed, assembled and addressed.
I met Jenny a few months ago at one of our monthly dinners. Shortly thereafter, she found this blog and asked me to design her wedding invites. She said that she wanted something classic, elegant, and formal. Her colors were gold, ivory and champagne. Her brother had created a monogram for them. Lastly, she didn’t want any graphics and minimal color. [Sound of record skipping.] What?! This project was going to be really easy or really difficult.
I treated this design like one of my design projects from Art School. I focused on using classic well-known typefaces. To create visual interest without relying on color or graphics, I decided to use texture as a design element. I used a Stardream paper, handmade paper, and classic linen cardstock.
Here is my finished product.